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Augsburg
Travel Guide

This southern Bavarian college city is one of Germany’s oldest cities and is known for its striking architecture and rich history.

Augsburg was originally founded in 15 B.C. on the orders of Roman Emperor Augustus. The city was considered a tactically sound military location because it was ideally situated between the Lech and Wertach Rivers, close to many passes through the mountains. It prospered under Roman rule, and although it was attacked on a number of occasions, it grew after each setback.

See the Town Hall and many other sites that are important to the city’s role as an administrative center. Notice the building’s Renaissance style, which was an architectural masterpiece at the time of its completion in 1620. It was the first building in the world to be built more than six stories high. Explore Golden Hall within the building, which is extravagantly decorated in extensive gold inlay and murals. From there, head to nearby Perlachturm, a 10th-century watchtower, also known for its distinguished architecture.

The Schaezlerpalais is an extravagantly decorated Baroque palace. Wander through its courtyards, gardens and ballrooms and visit the Deutsche Barockgalerie, an art gallery housed inside the palace. The artwork displayed in the gallery comes from private lenders and focuses on the Baroque period.

There are a number of churches to see across the city. The Cathedral of Augsburg, founded in the 11th century, is a Romanesque and Gothic style building and is one of the city’s main attractions, along with the Basilica of St. Ulrich and Afra.

Visit Fuggerei, considered to be one of the world’s first housing projects for needy citizens. The group of houses is still in use today. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s great-grandfather lived on the estate and is commemorated by a nearby plaque.

Augsburg is a college city, home to both the University of Augsburg and the Hochschule Augsburg. The lively nightlife reflects this, with students flocking to pubs, the local brewery and a walking street filled with small shops. A number of beer gardens and dance clubs in the city also serve the college students of the area.

Where to stay in Augsburg

Top hotels in Augsburg

Limehome Augsburg Pilgerhausstraße
Limehome Augsburg Pilgerhausstraße
3 out of 5
Pilgerhausstrasse 10, Augsburg
The price is £88 per night from 21 Mar to 22 Mar

Located in Innenstadt, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Fugger Museum and Fuggerei and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Augsburg Trade Fair. Augsburg Town ...

Limehome Augsburg Pilgerhausstraße
Limehome Augsburg
Limehome Augsburg
Am Katzenstadel 10, Augsburg
The price is £77 per night from 26 Feb to 27 Feb

Located in Innenstadt, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from City Theater and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Augsburg Trade Fair. Mozarthaus Augsburg and Augsburg ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
Perfect place to stay!

"Awesome appartment, a few minutes away from city center, yet quiet. A real nice place to say. And extremely friendly staff on the phone."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2020

Limehome Augsburg
B&B Hotel Augsburg
B&B Hotel Augsburg
3 out of 5
Haunstetter Straße 68, Augsburg
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £51 per night from 26 Feb to 27 Feb

Situated in Augsburg, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Marionette Theater and Augsburg Trade Fair. St. Ulrich's Church and Roman Museum are also within 1 ...

B&B Hotel Augsburg
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Augsburg

Limehome Augsburg Pilgerhausstraße
Limehome Augsburg Pilgerhausstraße
3 out of 5
Pilgerhausstrasse 10, Augsburg
The price is £88 per night from 21 Mar to 22 Mar

Located in Innenstadt, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Fugger Museum and Fuggerei and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Augsburg Trade Fair. Augsburg Town ...

Limehome Augsburg Pilgerhausstraße
Limehome Augsburg
Limehome Augsburg
Am Katzenstadel 10, Augsburg
The price is £77 per night from 26 Feb to 27 Feb

Located in Innenstadt, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from City Theater and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Augsburg Trade Fair. Mozarthaus Augsburg and Augsburg ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
Perfect place to stay!

"Awesome appartment, a few minutes away from city center, yet quiet. A real nice place to say. And extremely friendly staff on the phone."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2020

Limehome Augsburg
Arthotel ANA Living Augsburg
Arthotel ANA Living Augsburg
3.5 out of 5
Peter-Dörfler-Straße 34, Augsburg, BY
The price is £30 per night from 27 Feb to 28 Feb

Located in Augsburg-Göggingen, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Rosenaustadion and Augsburg Trade Fair. St. Ulrich's Church and Marionette Theater are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Great facilities

"Great self catering facilities"…"

Reviewed on 14 Nov 2020

Arthotel ANA Living Augsburg
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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2 Nov 2019

Ok - compared to Ulm, Munich, Nuremberg and evening Memmingen or Füssen it’s not as nice.

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6 Oct 2019

Plenty of places to eat and most people were friendly

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